Walkertown High (NC), is still relatively new to the hoops scene but in their last two seasons
expectations have grown tremendously.
The Wolfpack have been playing their best basketball recently, the group is riding a six game
win streak dating back to December. 27th. 2020 Jalen Cone and 2018 Antione Lowery have
been firing on all cylinders and their confidence has trickled down to the rest of the bunch.
Cone is the floor general he leads the team in scoring and assists and serves as the vocal
leader. Since the sophomore sensation arrived at Walkertown there have been expectations to
deliver big, after an up and down freshmen year Cone has taken major strides in year two he is
widely considered a top 50 prospect nationally in the 2020 class.
Cone has averaged 30 pts through 15 games and there are no signs of a regress. Cone has
made an emphasis to step up and be a more vocal leader for this young program, everyone
realizes Cone is a special talent but basketball has never been a one man sport.
'People will tell me it's all about Jalen and it's not, only thing I tell Jalen is to be aggressive and
build the confidence in your teammates, don't tear em down and you will see other players build
confidence.' said Coach Harold Cone (Jalen's Father).
6'2 Antione Lowrey is currently an unsigned senior and often goes overlooked but without his
scoring and versatility on both ends, this team wouldn't be tied for first in the Western 2A
conference and eying their first conference title.
Lowery played extremely well against a long Dudley team at the Hoop Cities Classic, the Pack
were down two bigs so Lowery was forced to play the four at times. Throughout the contest
Lowery shot the ball from deep at a high percentage, he was aggressive on the drive, and
Lowery rebounded the rock exceptionally well against the Panthers frontcourt.
Lowery Plays bigger than 6'2 and his stocky build allows him to body up on bigger players on
the defensive end. If the Pack can make a postseason run Lowery could seriously up his
recruitment buzz, Lowery's skill set would really help a lot of regional Division II programs
looking to add depth in the backcourt late in the signing period.
Next up on the schedule Walkertown has West Stokes (10-5, 5-1), this could be an early
preview of the conference championship, both teams share a piece of first place currently.
The Wildcats took the first meeting back on Dec. 12th 64-54, it was the third consecutive game
the Pack had dropped at the time and some thought the season was lost.
Coach Kevin Thompson never gave up on his group they believed in each other, and well It's
obvious the Pack are coming different in 2018.